Wu Bangguo, chairman of the
Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature,
and other senior lawmakers attended a lecture in Beijing on Friday to learn
circular economy and its legislation.
The lecture was given by researcher Niu Wenyuan, an expert of sustainable
development from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, who illustrated the concept,
theory and evaluation of circular economy as well as related legislation.
The researcher urged lawmakers to realize the importance of circular economy
in building an environment-friendly and resource-saving society.
China is facing challenges and pressures from population growth, resource and
energy shortage and environmental pollution, Niu reminded the legislators,
saying the country needs urgently a law to boost circular economy to protect
environment and increase energy efficiency.